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The BBC and Ultra-Modern Music, 1922–1936

The BBC and Ultra-Modern Music, 1922–1936
Shaping a Nation's Tastes

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Part of Music in the Twentieth Century

  • Date Published: January 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521661171

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  • This book examines the BBC's campaign to raise the cultural awareness of British mass audiences in the early days of radio. As a specific case, it focuses on policies and plans behind transmissions of contemporary music between 1922, when the BBC was founded, and spring 1936. This reception study traces and analyzes the BBC's attempts to manipulate critical and public responses to this repertory.

    • Provides a detailed examination of the way the early BBC Music Department worked
    • Includes an overview of British music broadcasting policies and programmes in the interwar period
    • Explores the influence of the Second Viennese School on the British public and musicians in the interwar period
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    "impressive, in depth study- the first on the subject...This book is a model of scrulous scholarship and essential reading for anyone interested in the cultural role of the BBC in its formative years." Albion Spring 01

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521661171
    • length: 524 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.03kg
    • contains: 25 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of abbreviations
    Part I. The Emergence of BBC Music Programmes:
    1. The British music industry and the BBC between the wars
    2. BBC personnel, policies and programmes in the 1920s
    Part II. The Pitt Years, 1922–9:
    3. The foundations of music programming, 1922–6
    4. The music programmes take shape, 1926–7
    5. The first wave of Second Viennese School broadcasts, 1927–8
    6. Refining the music programmes, 1928–9
    7. Pitt's final season, 1929–30
    Part III. The Early Boult Years, 1930–6:
    8. Boult's initial seasons, 1930–1, 1931–2
    9. Transition to the new régime, 1932–3, 1933–4
    10. Policies and politics, 1934–5, 1935–6
    11. Clark's legacy
    Selected bibliography

  • Author

    Jennifer Doctor, Britten-Pears Library, Aldeburgh, UK

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